Religion: Don Juan

In London, permission for the erection of a memorial tablet to George Gordon Lord Byron, English poet, was refused by Bishop Ryle, Dean of Westminster. Wrote the Bishop to the London Times: "Byron, partly by his own openly dissolute life and partly by the influence of licentious verse, earned a world-wide reputation for immorality. Among English-speaking people, Westminster Abbey primarily stands to witness for Jesus Christ.

"A man who outraged the laws of our Divine Lord and whose treatment of women violated Christian principles of Purity and Honor should not be commemorated in Westminster Abbey."

Among the more notable of Lord Byron's intimates...

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